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Roger Waters causes outrage in Ukraine with Crimea comments

Former Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has caused outrage in Ukraine following comments in an interview with the Russian daily Izvestia that appear to suggest Russia had the right to annex the Crimean peninsula.

Speaking before shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Waters said that “many agreements and other papers” exist that “prove” Russia’s claims on Sevastopol, a major military port in Crimea.

He went on to say that Moscow’s actions were “provoked” by ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, which he claimed was orchestrated by Washington.

The EU recently extended sanctions against a number of companies involved in the construction of a controversial bridge linking Crimea with mainland Russia.

Photo: Roger Waters Official Facebook Page

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  • So right before he performs in Russia he becomes a spokesman for the Kremlin, spouting Vladimir Putin’s propaganda as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces mobilize to take the last rebel stronghold in Idib Provence, while an armada of Russian warships assemble off the Syrian coast in preparation for a supporting role in providing protection for the Syrian regime’s forces as they indiscriminately barrel-bomb the population with the Russians and their showcase promotion of their latest generation of warplanes precision-bomb any institutions like hospitals that are conducive to life.
    Roger Waters, in his wisdom, would prefer that all the people who held out to the last against the perpetrators of crimes against humanity, to just evacuate and become refugees in Turkey, rather than resist because that would constitute a war which he detests. Give that guy a humanitarian award.